Olson says Pakistan’s Afghan reservations to be paid ‘adequate attention’

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SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday and briefed the premier on the Border Security Agreement (BSA) recently signed between US and Afghanistan and assured that Pakistan’s reservations would be paid “adequate attention”.

New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had on Tuesday signed the long-delayed security pact allowing American troops to stay in Afghanistan after the end of the year.

Under the terms of the agreement, 12,000 foreign military personnel are expected to stay after 2014 when the combat mission of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) force in Afghanistan ends.

Wednesday’s meeting was a follow-up after the premier’s talk with US Vice President Joe Biden in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

A spokesman for the PM House said the two discussed bilateral relations.

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